A personal message from your Chair of the Advocacy Committee.
I am often asked; Why did I move to Digby. With me being a blow in from away, that is a great question and I will share my reasons about why I am so happy as a Bluenoser in my happy home overlooking St. Mary's Bay.
About why move to Digby, the answer my friends is blowing in the wind. The winds of Nova Scotia stir deep emotions, that connect the heart with the soil, the sea, and the ocean breezes.
Sure there are lots of logical reasons of which I have indicated some below.
Logic is not really how the world works. People are driven by emotions but they explain reasons with logic. Therefore, I will share both my emotional and my logical reasons for moving to Digby, Nova Scotia.
Emotionally... Digby has been voted the second most friendly place in Canada. It is also noted as one of the most romantic place.
My childhood was living in the country, and although all my adult years have been in big towns and cities, I am still a country boy at heart. To me Digby has the heart of the country. It is a place where there are still wide open spaces, but is not remote.
About shopping in Digby; I can't always get what I want, but I can always get what I need.
I love doing business in Digby, it is small enough that you can trust business to do right by you, because everyone knows everyone and your reputation dictates how successful your own business will be.
When you go in a store people are happy to see you and love to chat, especially if you have some juicy tidbits to talk about. If someone asks me where I live, the easy answer is to say the name of my next door neighbor. Everyone knows Eddie.
I had made friends online, even before my wife and I moved here. Our new neighbors welcomed us to the neighborhood and helped us get settled. Here I know a little bit about everyone around me. That human connection does not happen in heavily populated areas.
I love seafood and this is the place to be, and seafood is plentiful. Digby is the Scallop Capital of world and the Lobster Capital of Canada. So for me, that makes Digby the place to be.
I love flowers and chirping things. Digby has the warmest climate zone in Nova Scotia. Here we are, it is not officially spring and yet spring has sprung, with all the joy of life that surrounds us. There are bunnies, foxes, hawks and eagles... the forests are teaming with wildlife. It is a place where Hollyhocks grow wild and the owls give a hoot.
Anyone who says there is nothing to do in Digby either has never been to Digby or may be too shy to talk to anyone. The only problem that I have is that I don't have enough time to do everything that there is to do here. If you love East Coast music, this is music heaven. I hear music in the air, everywhere.
OH, yeah, I said I would state some logical reasons to move to Digby; There are lots.
Housing prices in Nova Scotia are very affordable, especially compared to other cities in Canada, of which have become increasingly more expensive. Digby is an area that the rest of Canada has not woken up to know that Digby has the best value homes in NS.
Nova Scotia is surrounded by water, so you are never more than 64 km from the ocean and never far from a river, beach or lake.
Nova Scotia has a thriving craft beer and wine scene, with many breweries and wineries throughout the province. It has the best cider I have ever tasted.
Nova Scotia has four distinct seasons, all of which are pretty mild, which means you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities throughout the year.
Digby is half way between Halifax and Yarmouth. That is great for business and for taking Day Trips of which there are many day trips you can take from Digby to anywhere in Nova Scotia. Or even take a ferry to St. John and or Maine.
There are so many places to see; Such as the balancing Rock, down the neck to whale watching and a freshwater Mid Lake in next to the sea on the Digby neck. There are just too many places for me to mention herein.
Nova Scotia is known for its welcoming and inclusive culture, which allows for all people to feel free and safe.
My only regret is that I did not move here sooner.
Chair of the Advocacy Committee
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